Banburyshire Song And Ale
A fund-raiser for The Friends Of The Horton
Index Song and Ale 2018
Special Guests and Timetable Tickets Format When and Where Video
Supporters and Sponsors Ales Stewards Friends Of The Horton Thanks

Friday 5th April to Sunday 7th April 2019
Banbury Cricket Club, White Post Road, Bodicote OX15 4BN

Special Guests and Timetable :-

14:00 Campsite opens
18:00 Meet and Greet
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Start of evening session
21:00 Friday - Special Guests - Thrup'nny Bits
Thrup'nny Bits are a three voice unaccompanied harmony group singing traditional and contemporary folk songs, some music hall material, with some Early Music and humorous songs for good measure. Many of their songs encourage (even require) audience participation! Barbara and Gareth Wyatt, and Des Patalong come from Warwickshire and Coventry and are well known on the local folk scene.
11:00 Start of morning session
15:00 Special Guests - Malc and Gill
Malc Gurnham and Gill Gilsenan have more than 90 years experience between them of singing on the folkscene and the wider music scene, and have been an integral part of the Midlands folkscene singing solo and in various other line-ups since the mid-sixties! They are hosts and organisers at BEDWORTH FOLK CLUB and BEDWORTH FOLK FESTIVAL and are no strangers to Song and Ale.

Due to illness, Malc and Gill will be unable to appear. We wish Gill a speedy recovery.

16:00 Hobby Horse Grand National
17:15 Grand National - with hobby horse accompanyment
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Start of evening session
20:00 Special Guests - Whiter Than
A mostly acoustic duo (with sometimes a few friends to help out).
For sound, think, C86 era mixed with 90s flavours in a nice cheeky package.

21:00 Saturday evening - Special Guests - Jake in the Box
The Songs of Jake Thackray performed by Jake in the Box. Paul Kearns and Ron Middleton celebrate the work of this outstanding musician, songwriter and sadly missed troubadour. "Perfectly capturing the wry, anarchic humour of Thackray's songs, these talented musicians are committed to reproducing the authentic Jake Thackray sound with beautiful acoustic guitar from Paul and Ron's own dry, anarchic take on the songs that made Jake Thackray so popular."

11:00 Start of morning session
12:00 Sunday morning - Special Guest - Mark Pidgeon

Mark is an Oxfordshire based singer-songwriter whose thought provoking songs have made people sit up and take notice wherever he has played. He draws from his own life experiences and from what is happening in the world around him and puts his thoughts into his own style which has its roots in Americana and Modern Folk music. He runs the successful Wychwood Folk Club, showcasing an eclectic mix of Folk, Roots, Acoustic and Americana Music.
13:00 Lunch
16:00 Close and Farewell


Tickets (prices from ten pounds to twenty-five pounds) are available online from here, or fill in this form and post it, or can be bought at the event.
Full Weekend (5th -7th April 2019) :-
Full ticket for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Includes camping for Friday and Saturday night.
Please ask at bar if you wish to stay Sunday night.
Friday only (5th April 2019) :-
Ticket for Friday only.
Includes camping for Friday night.
Saturday only (6th April 2019) :-
Ticket for Saturday only.
Includes camping for Saturday night.
Sunday only (7th April 2019) :-
Ticket for Sunday only. Excludes camping.
Please ask at bar if you wish to stay Sunday night.
Jockey entry fee for Hobby Horse Grand National£5

Full Eventbrite page

Supporters and Sponsors

If you are unable to get attend, but would still like to support the fund-raising, please buy a Supporter or Sponsor Ticket from here
Supporters Tickets from £5, Sponsors from £50.

Thanks go to our supporters and sponsors:-

Gun Dog Ales

Will Knight

Tap Social Movement

Silverstone Real Ale Brewery

When and Where

Banburyshire Song And Ale will take place from Friday 5th April to Sunday 7th April 2019
(Starts at 18:00 on Friday, ends at 16:00 on Sunday. Campsite opens at 14:00 on Friday.)
At Banbury Cricket Club, White Post Road, Bodicote OX15 4BN
(Entrance, sign-posted "The Pavillion", opposite Bishop Loveday School on White Post Road.)


It will be a fun weekend, in sing-around format, of traditional, comic and contemporary songs, and the occasional story or poem. Special guest appearances and music sessions in the downstairs bar. Accompanied by fine ales from Marstons and the local Gun Dog Ales brewery, and with food and drink available. All set at the wonderful venue which is Banbury Cricket Club. Outdoor camping available (no electric hook-up) for carvans, motorhomes and tents, toilets and showers, and plenty of B&B accomodation in Banbury.
New for 2019 :-
Prior to the Aintree Grand National, we will be having our own Hobby Horse Grand National, an individual and a team race.
Individual jockeys can enter for £5 or teams of four for £20, all horses provided.
See the Eventbrite page to book your entry.
Alongside the running of the Grand National, there will be hobby horses. Some may be racing, some looking elegant, most larking about.

Ales :-

A selection of beers for your pleasure from :-

Gun Dog Ales, Tap Social Movement, Silverstone Real Ale Co. and Marstons.

Including :-

BreweryBeerStrengthTypeDescriptionAvailable as
Gun Dog AlesBooze Hound4.2%Copper IPASubtle malty tones create an overall sweetness to this superb
pale ale.
Gun Dog AlesChilly Dog4.0%RubyA warm ruby appearance invites you to taste the flavoursome
malts within.
500m bottle
Ringwood49er4.9%Premium AleCaramel and malty taste with biscuit flavours.Cask
Real Ale
Ignition3.4%BlondeThis clean and sharp blonde ale delivers a zesty powerful
taste at a lower strength to enjoy whatever the occasion.
500m bottle
Real Ale
Pitstop3.9%Best bitterCitrus, golden and bitter, best bitter at CAMRA
Northampton County Beer Festival 2016
500m bottle
Real Ale
Classic IPA5.6%IPARefreshing hoppy taste with hints of bitter honey and
a mild grapefruit finish
500m bottle
Tap SocialGoodsize Eh? 4.5%American
pale ale
Pours dark golden Floral, fruity, citrus notes, bitter kick,
smooth finish
330m bottle
Tap SocialGrebe’s Procession5.5%Oatmeal
Pours dark chocolate Biscuit aroma, coffee flavour, smooth,
rich body, creamy head
330m bottle
Tap Social28 Days5.0%Oak aged
rye IPA
Brewed in collaboration with Toast Ale and
The Oxford Food Bank – triple social enterprise collab!
330m bottle
WychwoodHobgoblin4.5%Ruby beerA powerful full-bodied copper redCask

Stewards :-

If you would like to be a steward at Song and Ale, please fill in this form and return to Jules Procter.
Any queries or comments, please contact via :-
E-mail :- Jules Procter

Facebook :- Jules Procter

The Friends Of The Horton :-

The Friends are a charitable group who not only run the shop at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury,
but also a book service for the patients.
After liaising with the nurses and doctors at the hospital, the monies they raise every year, or receive in donations, is spent on purchasing items identified, often of quite low cost, but very useful. (Such as commodes, variable height sinks, maternity equipment, and even a mural for the childrens ward.)
Not only will all profits from this event will be donated to The Friends Of The Horton, but all monies from Supporter and Sponsor Tickets.

Two hundred and fifty pounds and 64p raised in 2019. Thanks everyone!

Thanks :-

Many thanks to Sharon, Guy and their staff at The Willows, and above all,
the supporters of Song and Ale.


Friday 5th April to Sunday 7th April 2019
Banbury Cricket Club, White Post Road, Bodicote OX15 4BN